Lennard's Carrying Company v Asiatic Petroleum Company

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date08 March 1915
Date08 March 1915
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  • Safeway Stores Ltd and Others v Twigger and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 December 2010
    ...liable depended on proof that the defendants were their “directing mind or will” (the phrase used by Lord Haldane in Lennards Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [1915] A.C. 705, 713–4). But in my judgment it does not so depend because it was sufficient for the OFT to show that the ......
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    • Malaysia
    • Federal Court (Malaysia)
    • Invalid date
  • Accc v Australian Safeway Stores Pty Ltd
    • Australia
    • Full Federal Court (Australia)
    • Invalid date
  • BSkyB Ltd and Another v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd and Another
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Technology and Construction Court)
    • 26 January 2010
    ...which must be considered to determine whether the corporation had knowledge. As stated by Viscount Haldane LC in Lennards Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co. Ltd [1915] AC 705 at 713: "… a corporation is an abstraction. It has no mind of its own any more than it has a body of its own; i......
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3 firm's commentaries
  • The American Way – DPAs Arrive In The UK
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 13 February 2014
    ...2 Lennard's Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [1915] AC 705 and Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v Nattrass [1972] AC 3 The current US federal common law standard is: a corporate is criminally liable for the acts of its agents and employees whenever such agents or employees act within the sc......
  • The American Way – DPAs arrive in the UK
    • United Kingdom
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • 6 February 2014
    ...2 Lennard’s Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [1915] AC 705 and Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v Nattrass [1972] AC 153. 3 The current US federal common law standard is: a corporate is criminally liable for the acts of its agents and employees whenever such agents or employees act within t......
  • "UK Executives Sentenced for Bribing Foreign Government Officials"
    • United Kingdom
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • 3 March 2015
    ...that adequate anti-corruption controls are essential, now more than ever. 1 Lennard’s Carrying Co Ltd v. Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [1915] AC 705. 2 Tesco Supermarkets Ltd v. Nattrass [1972] AC 153. 3 Bribery Act 2010, Section 14(2). 4 Bribery Act 2010, Section 7...
19 books & journal articles
  • The Legal Personality of the Commonwealth of Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Federal Law Review Nbr. 47-1, March 2019
    • 1 March 2019
    ...Australia [2014] FCA 552 (28 May 2014) [111]–[112] (Foster J)(‘Danthanarayana’).53. Lennard’s Carrying Co Ltd v Asiatic Petroleum Co Ltd [1915] AC 705, 713 (Viscount Haldane LC).54. Danthanarayana [2014] FCA 552 (28 May 2014) [112] (Foster J).55. Seegenerally R D Lumb, ‘“The Commonwealth of......
  • ‘Too Scared to Prosecute and Too Scared to Jail?’ A Critical and Comparative Analysis of Enforcement of Financial Crime Legislation Against Corporations in the USA and the UK
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The Nbr. 82-3, June 2018
    • 1 June 2018
    ...2 ER 575.119. [1972] AC 153. See Law Commission, Criminal Liability in Regulatory Contexts, (Law Com. No. 195, 2010) para. 5.34.120. [1915] AC 705 The Journal of Criminal Law 82(3) company’.121 In Tesco Supermarkets v Nattrass, the House of Lords concluded that a company isallowed to provid......
  • Financial Services Regulation and Liability of Corporations
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Financial Crime Nbr. 8-1, March 2000
    • 1 March 2000
    ...'Conflicts of Interest, Chinese Walls and Investment Management', International and Comparative Corporate Law Quarterly, p. 5. (44) [1915] AC 705, 713. (45) [1972] AC 153, 199–200. (46) [1995] ibid. (47) [1994] 2 All ER 685. (48) [1995] 1 AC 456. (49) [1993] 3 All ER 717, 740. (50) [1995] i......
  • Fraud and money laundering: the evolving criminalization of corporate non‐compliance
    • United Kingdom
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control Nbr. 11-2, May 2008
    • 9 May 2008
    ...of those who in factcontrol and manage the company, as being its “directing mind and will”: see Lennard’sCarrying Co v. Asiatic Petroleum [1915] AC 705. This has been applied to conventionalcrimes as seen in the manslaughter case of Mr Kite where he was held responsible forthe drowning of a......
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